According to his family, renowned Pakistani religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel had a heart attack while visiting Canada and has since been committed to a hospital.
His son, Yusuf Jameel, confirmed the news on Twitter, saying his father was “currently in Canada where he has been shifted to the hospital due to a heart attack.”
Maulana Tariq Jameel in hospital
Yusuf pleaded with the country to pray for the scholar’s health, saying his father’s condition has improved recently.
“Today at 1:00 PM Pakistan time, around 3:00 AM in Canada, my father suffered from heart issues and complained of chest pain. After that he was immediately shifted to the shifted. All of his (medical) procedures have thankfully been completed successfully,” he said in a video message posted to the scholar’s official Youtube page.
“Right now, he is completely fine and stable, but still in the hospital. The fact that we (his family) are here and he is away from home is worrisome for us. We request you all to pray for his health,” he added.
Additionally, the son requested that no rumors about his father’s health be disseminated on social media.
According to television host Waseem Badami, the scholar had a successful surgery earlier today and was being monitored in a critical care unit (CCU) at the Toronto hospital.
Meanwhile, NGO Islamic Relief Canada which was hosting the religious scholar postponed event to December 28.
“Unfortunately, today’s event with Molana Tariq Jamil has been postponed to December 28th due to Molana’s health,” it said in a tweet.